The Fremont Motor Co. recently shared ways to remotely start vehicles from GMC, Chevrolet and Buick using the keyfob and through a mobile application.
GMC, Chevrolet and Buick cars share the same remote start procedure since all three automakers are subsidiaries of General Motors.
Users should push the “lock” button twice then press and hold the semicircle button to start the car using the keyfob. The vehicle will run for 10 minutes, or until the driver inserts the key and turns it to on or presses the start button. The car will automatically shut off if there is no interaction from the driver after 10 minutes.
Car owners might need a subscription to the OnStar plan to use mobile apps that include the remote start feature. These remote start tools can be found on apps including OnStar RemoteLink, myChevrolet, myGMC and myBuick.
Users can remotely start their vehicles at a farther distance using the apps since those platforms operate via satellite. Drivers should install the right app for their car through Google’s Play store or Apple’s App Store, load the app then tap the semicircle button to start the vehicle.
Car doors will stay locked until unlocked by the driver while using the app.
Users can only execute the remote start command twice in a row before needing to start the car manually.